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Table 2 Causal agents of major infections

From: Predictors of major infections in systemic lupus erythematosus

Microorganism Number of cases %
Escherichia coli 7a 16
Staphylococcus aureus 6a 14
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 6 14
Streptococcus pneumoniae 5 12
Salmonella 4 9
Psuedomonas aeruginosa 3 7
Candida albicans 3 7
Neisseria meningitides 2 5
Varicella Zoster virus 2 5
Campylobacter 1 2
Legionella 1 2
Herpes simplex virus 1 2
Serratia 1 2
Staphylococcus epidermidis 1 2
Aspergillus 1 2
  1. aOne patient suffered a combined septicemia by E. coli and S. aureus.